Is it necessary to communicate all content in the form of courses? There are real reasons to deliver some content as well-designed information instead of instruction. Marc invites us to think critically about what fits the eLearning paradigm and what doesn’t.
by Jane Bozarth
Those who are closest to a situation can be the last to notice a problem when it exists. Experts can have trouble getting beyond their expertise to find a better solution. Here’s a way to solve the old instructional design paradox: When you can’t see the forest for the trees.
by Bill Brandon
Change is the one feature of professional life that never changes, except to get faster. This is especially true for practitioners in eLearning, performance support, and talent management. How can you keep up with new delivery methods and systems, new learning and performance research information, and new development tools? Here are some ideas you can use.
In many organizations, subject matter experts (SMEs) often receive assignments that involve developing training or learning materials, even though they may not understand the principles of instructional design. A team of investigators did some practical experiments and came up with ideas you can use to help your SMEs at least understand how instructional designers design.
by Joe Ganci
The ReadyGo authoring tool is one of those that always seems to be unknown to most eLearning developers. This review should definitely get ReadyGo on your radar!
by Bill Brandon
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the new technologies coming into eLearning: mobile apps, 3-D virtual worlds, geolocation, MOOCs, new development tools, and on and on. But the value of any eLearning project rests on effective instructional design, not on technology. Twelve experts provide their top design tips in this eBook and in the upcoming Online Forum (February 21 – 22, 2013).
Looking for a new career? Think you have what it takes to be an eLearning specialist or manager of eLearning? Here are the nine things you need to know on your first day in your new career … or maybe the nine things it would still be good to know even if you’re already on the job.
Many organizations are looking at moving face-to-face classroom delivery of instruction to web conferencing or virtual classrooms in 2013 as a means of reducing cost. This is not necessarily simple, and this article offers some tips, suggestions, and resources to help guide the conversion process.
by Jane Bozarth
Many of us start a new year with resolve to do better things and to do things better. Jane kicks off 2013 for Learning Solutions Magazine with three excellent resolutions and some concrete suggestions about how to make good on them.
In academic approaches to teaching and learning that focus on knowledge rather than skill, the activities often involve traditional studying that involves repetition of the content. There are other methods that may also support learning. Do you know which one works best? One study attempted to find an answer to that question.